The China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association Recycling Metal Branch (CMRA) has extended its deadline for overseas scrap suppliers to apply for a qualification certificate.
According to the Bureau of International Recycling’s (BIR’s) latest release, CMRA has extended the application cut off date to the end of this year, from the previous September 3 deadline. The association also stated that obtaining the qualification certificate is free of charge and not mandatory.
However, until the Chinese rules change, companies exporting metal scrap to China must comply with all the existing guidelines including pre-shipment inspections as well as getting registered with the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ), BIR advised.
Companies that already possess the AQSIQ certificates would still need to reapply for the new certificate, CMRA indicated. The Qualification Accreditation Office would coordinate and organize the review committee to complete the written review and onsite inspection within 50 working days after the notice is issued.